Tag: Election 2020

The Roots of Trumpism's Racist Deep Culture

The Civil War Never Ended: The Racist Deep Culture of Trumpism (part 1)


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The attack on Congress by the seditious mob wound up by Trump was shocking even by Trump’s standards. But, it is the logical extension of a movement based on racism and white supremacy. In essence we are still fighting the Civil War.

How Safe Harbor Came to be and Saved our Election

The Great Civics Lesson: The Reason Safe Harbor Day is called Safe Harbor Day — UPDATED, AGAIN!


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The process we use to elect a president seems simple when everything goes “right” and goes unchallenged. However, when you take the deep dive into the process it because quite Byzantine and has plenty of places where it can be challenged, corrupted, and complex. But, Safe Harbor Day is the day we drive the stake through the heart of Trump’s attempt to steal the Election 2020 from #BidenHarris!

The Emotional Effect of Defund the Police on White Voters

Defund the Police and Emotional Decision Making


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My original Defund the Police post generated a fair amount of discussion in the comments. I found myself repeating information about the affect heuristic a lot, so I thought I’d make it into a blog post. The affect heuristic proves that Defund the Police was a dumb slogan that was bound to drive white suburban women to vote Republican.

Defund the Police Activates the Racial Angst of White America

A Quickie: How “Defund the Police” Played into Republican Hands and White America’s Psyche


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The circular firing squad is back on as progressive and moderate Dems argue over who snatched a squeaker from the jaws of a landslide in 2020. Of course, we can’t just celebrate having won one, right? Much of the debate turns on the role of “Defund the Police.” Unfortunately, the cognitive psychology of it points the finger squarely at it.

Are Political Lies Protected Speech?

Is Knowingly Lying for Political Gain Protected Speech? Or a Solution for Bridging our Partisan Divide


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There is much talk about bridging our political divide with lots of talk about reaching for white voters being regurgitated. The real problem is the social support that the lies of Trump and the GOP have. To break that social support, we have to consider banning knowingly telling lies for political gain. Those lies are destroying the country.

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